Extended-field-of-view three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography using image-based X-ray probe tracking

Housden, R. James, Ma, YingLiang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5770-5843, Arujuna, Aruna, Nijhof, Niels, Cathier, Pascal, Gijsbers, Geert, Bullens, Roland, Gill, Jaswinder, Rinaldi, C. Aldo, Parish, Victoria and Rhode, Kawal S. (2013) Extended-field-of-view three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography using image-based X-ray probe tracking. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 39 (6). pp. 993-1005.

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Abstract

The use of ultrasound imaging for guidance of cardiac interventional procedures is limited by the small field of view of the ultrasound volume. A larger view can be created by image-based registration of several partially overlapping volumes, but automatic registration is likely to fail unless the registration is initialized close to the volumes' correct alignment. In this article, we use X-ray images to track a transesophageal ultrasound probe and thereby provide initial position information for the registration of the ultrasound volumes. The tracking is possible using multiple X-rays or just a single X-ray for each probe position. We test the method in a phantom experiment and find that with at least 50% overlap, 88% of volume pairs are correctly registered when tracked using three X-rays and 86% when using single X-rays. Excluding failed registrations with errors greater than 10 mm, the average registration accuracy is 2.92 mm between ultrasound volumes and 4.75 mm for locating an ultrasound volume in X-ray space. We conclude that the accuracy and robustness of the registrations are sufficient to provide useful images for interventional guidance.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2023 17:33
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2023 17:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/90393
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2012.12.018

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